New Giveaway: Sexual Assault 2-Volume Set

Our friends at STM Learning have given us another book (or in this case, set of books and companion CD-ROM) to giveaway to one lucky FHO reader. Click through for more information, including details about how to enter.

The winner of this month’s giveaway will receive a free copy of STM Learning’s Sexual Assault: Victimization Across the Life Span with CD-Rom, a comprehensive reference book packed with the latest research, case studies, and more than 1800 images to serve professionals in the evaluation, care, and follow-up treatment of sexual assault victims. Answer the following questions, and you could be this month’s lucky recipient:

What device do you use to download and view ebooks? Do you print or copy material from your ebooks. If yes, how many pages or how much material do you print daily/monthly? Do any of your ebooks have a limit on the number of pages you may print, or the amount of text you may copy? If yes, please provide the restrictions.

By providing feedback in the comments section, you are furnishing STM Learning, Inc. with valuable advice in its endeavor to craft quality resources for medical students and entering yourself in the giveaway of the clinical guide Sexual Assault: Victimization Across the Life Span with CD-Rom, a $326.00 value. We thank you for your participation.

View this title at: http://www.stmlearning.com/books/comprehensive-references/sexual-assault-victimization-across-the-life-span.html

Please note: This won’t be a random drawing. The winner will be chosen by the STM Learning staff–they will award the book to the reader who leaves the most comprehensive response. The giveaway will close on May 25th at 5pm ET.

Comments

  1. November 30, -0001 | 12:00 am

    Emily Huggins

    I have a kindle fire, it was a Christmas gift. Truthfully I have only read 2 books on it!! My reading time is very limited and still fall back on good old journals that I throw in my purse. I hope the day comes that I take the time to see what I can access with the fire and use it instead!!

  2. November 30, -0001 | 12:00 am

    Sheri Kembel

    I use an the IPad for reading ebooks and I rarely print pages this way.

  3. November 30, -0001 | 12:00 am

    Lisa Chua

    I often download reading material and put it on my USB that I can then connect to my telefunken e-reader, or can open up on my computer at home. I also download books onto my Ipod. I still print and read articles that I know I will refer to often. I do print or copy several hundred pages a week.

  4. November 30, -0001 | 12:00 am

    Cheryl Wier

    I typically do not download ebooks. I purchase the hardcover versions and subscribe to journals for use by multiple SANE practioner use. I will copy portions of both formats for review during our monthly meetings.

  5. November 30, -0001 | 12:00 am

    Patti Kenyon

    I use a combination:my iPad or I buy a hard cover to read if it is going to be used by several of the SANEs in our group.

  6. November 30, -0001 | 12:00 am

    DEBI WOLFORD

    i usually down load material to our office computer for everyone’s use and we try to not
    print – we move and share with a USB

  7. November 30, -0001 | 12:00 am

    Jennifer Johnson

    I use an Ipad. I would rather keep the items in a computer format for easier retainment for later use and also makes it sending to other colleagues much easier.

  8. November 30, -0001 | 12:00 am

    Christine Hallas

    I have neither downloaded nor viewed an ebook, although I antcipate moving into this technology soon as I am a first year student in a DNP program. I expect that I will print very little from ebooks choosing instead to download material to USB drives for sharing.

  9. November 30, -0001 | 12:00 am

    Sheila

    Hi I do a combination of number of things depending if I am at work or at home.
    1. I download material and put onto a USB drive for the particular topic I am working on. I also save in a file by topic on my hard drive. I do not have an Ipad or reader yet, soon 🙂
    2. I print as little as possible to stay as green as I can. I might print a very significant page or two at the most, put into a plastic cover and pass around in my classes so the students can see the print copy and if there is a link to the article etc, then I provide it to them. USB drives for each of my students allows them to go to the websites I have given them, then they can download the ones they want for themselves. Helps with copy right too.
    3. Since I rarely print, the limits do not apply.
    4. I follow my organization’s copywrite policies and we have links to pertinent material the students can access via the library.

  10. November 30, -0001 | 12:00 am

    Anne Wilson

    Hello! I use my kindle or I pad for my own reading. If used for other SANE’s, I prefer hard copy to share.

  11. November 30, -0001 | 12:00 am

    Susan Weikert

    I have only downloaded ebooks onto my iPhone and will not do that again as I am reaching the age that even cheaters won’t help with that small of print. I do download a lot of articles to my computer, will print a copy then I can share it with peers, post it as an FYI or take it with me wherever to read as I can. If it is something with useful pictures, diagrams or algorithms I am old fashioned enough to still prefer a good hard bound book. There is no guarantee you will find the technology, be able to use it or that it won’t “go down” when you need it most.

  12. November 30, -0001 | 12:00 am

    C. Jill Poarch

    I use my Nook for reading novels / personal stuff. I do not use Nook for professional materials as the print is just not right, tables, diagrams and things like that do not look right. I do download professional articles to my computer and will print as needed.

  13. November 30, -0001 | 12:00 am

    Paula Perron Landry

    I use my kindle for the initial readings and then get the books if needed,

  14. November 30, -0001 | 12:00 am

    Pam Belkevitz

    I use my Kindle to download books but for articles I use my computer. Kindle allows easy reading and borrowing of books to other kindle users and it also allows downloads to your phone if you use their application. I’ve read hundreds of books on my Kindle and on my personal computer – as you can tell I’m an avid reader. I rarely will print a book – actually I don’t ever remember printing an entire book. I have downloaded numerouse books and have taken sections out of them and posted to e-mails that I send my SANE nurses. I’m the coordinator of our group and I try to send them articles/information from books that I think would benefit our practice. I’m also a “green” person so I only send articles via e-mail or let people borrow books. I no longer print articles – In the past I would print hundreds of pages and then learned about flash drives – when I teach SANE classes I no longer print our manuals but put everything on a Flas drive and give each student a flash drive. Interestly this method is much cheaper than printing entire manuals. I’ve not tried to print pages from my Kindle- I only let people borrow the book or if they don’t have a Kindle I let them borrow mine until they finish reading the book. I know of no restrictions on the Kindle.

  15. November 30, -0001 | 12:00 am

    Hiadee Goldie

    I use a tablet to read e books and then will download to a USB and share from that. I try not to print too many articles or stories to decrease the amount of paper being used.

  16. November 30, -0001 | 12:00 am

    Paula Skomski

    I have the Nook application on my laptop, netbook and iphone and currently have the books I am reading downloaded on all three so depending where I am if I have time to read I can do so. The application syncs where I left off on each device which is nice. I hope to get a table soon for ease of carrying since it would be smaller than my net book and improved comfort from the iphone, but haven’t decided which one yet. When I was using this format for studying I usually printed out the tests for review which would include 2-3 pages a week. This needed to be done from my laptop or netbook. When I read for pleasure I have not printed any pages. I have not tried to print anything from the two knitting books I have down loaded yet so I am not sure about any limitations on the numbers of pages I would be allowed to print.

  17. November 30, -0001 | 12:00 am

    Jill Rable

    A search for reputable and reliable literature has become a hunt I have found to be a challenge at times. I personally have created a couple of different ways to access ebooks and answering this question has me putting thought into wondering if this is the best method and realizing there are more advanced approaches I must get on board with to at least be a bit more eco friendly.

    1. I went to graduate school to earn a masters degree through an online University and I became comfortable using the eCampus Library. Using the University search methods such as EBSCOhost and others, allows the user to filter the search to include for example only academic journals or peer reviewed articles, full text articles or entire text books specifically. This is a wonderful benefit to continuing my education and the access to this library is still available to me years after completing my degree. I do not generally print the articles on a daily or weekly basis when I search through this method because I forced myself to not print when I was completing my degree and I was able to overcome that constant need to have paper in hand to gather information. I can file in a folder the articles I choose and reaccess them with ease. I find it interesting that in other methods of searching I fall back to the love of printing and just throwing the article I “must” read in entirety into my purse or bag I lug around from work to home to the liitle league field.

    2. The second method I use when I have come across literature that I can not seem to access in full text with ease, is the hospital library. I work for a large hospital system and when I find that an article is cited in other articles I am reading I use the resources I have found to get the job done with ease. The hospital libabry has been amazing at locating specific topics and described searches. I almost feel as though I have cheated when I send an email to the librabian I have come to know well and with in a few hours an entire list of amazing pieces are in my inbox. These are the articles I print and become a part of the 30 pounds+ I seem to lug around and often spill coffee on. Pages printed per week I would say averages about 10.

    I will say there is nothing like good old google on the topics I am just deeply interested in for that moment. I like to start a search very broad on PubMed.gov. I find it is a great way to start reading and when I hit road blocks on specific recent work on topics or practice methods, I fall back to my 2 mentioned methods. I am not sure this a good method of learning and searching literature, but I guess it works for me for now anyway.

  18. November 30, -0001 | 12:00 am

    Katherine Humphrey

    We are ebookers at our house. I have two high school children and their school has gone to digital text books as well. We all have a nook, and they have been great! You can use them for both nookbooks and pdf downloads so I find we can use them for anything. I have even taken some of my old notebooks and scanned them in to have a pdf version available at my finger tips. We rarely print anything, as most things are digital. I do find that I prefer paper to study from, if needed.

  19. November 30, -0001 | 12:00 am

    Melissa Fisher

    I typically read hard copy books and journals. I am trying to get used reading ebooks on my Kindle, still not crazy about it. Hope to someday have an IPad to read ebooks and journals.

  20. November 30, -0001 | 12:00 am

    Theresa Ressler RN CEN SANE-A

    I received the Kindle Fire as a gift in anticipation of purchasing and downloading Sexual Assault resource books.(I wanted to obtain this 2-volume set as a download). Sadly, I have been only able to find one book DFSA- A Forensic handbook to download. However, I’ve been able to download numerous research/reference articles on pdf – from National Protocols, to sexual behaviors in children to various reference Forms, to Glossary of terms for Adolescent and children. I can carry my Kindle fire with me where-ever I go, Hopefully some day more educational books will be available for this purpose. I have not printed anything from my Kindle fire – currently its a reference library for my use. I didn’t realize that option was available – so would like to pursue that idea in the future.